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Migrants rescued by Libyan coastguard

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Libya's coastguard rescued an estimated 278 migrants including women and children offshore two different towns west of Tripoli, a spokesman said. The...

EU urges NGO/Libya coastguard co-operation

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EU interior ministers discussed ways of ensuring private rescue boats working off Libya liaise more closely with coastal authorities, amid concerns their...

EU effort to halt migrants flounders in Libyan chaos

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When Libya's coastguard received the first of a long-awaited batch of patrol boats from Italy last month, two of the four had...

More than two thousand Mediterranean migrants saved

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Rescuers saved around 2,300 migrants from rubber and wooden boats in the central Mediterranean on Thursday, but also recovered two dead bodies,...

Dozens drown as aid groups denounce Tripoli coastguard

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More than 30 migrants, mostly toddlers, drowned when about 200 people without life jackets fell off a boat off the Libyan coast...

Libya Coastguard NGO vessel in altercation

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Libya's coastguard intercepted nearly 500 migrants on a wooden boat and returned them to Tripoli after warning off a ship preparing...

Libya coastguard clashes with suspected smugglers

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Four suspected migrant smugglers were killed in an exchange of fire with coastguards off Libya's western coast, coastguard spokesman Ayoub Qasem said. He...

Italy rescues 2,500 boat migrants in three days

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Almost 2,500 boat migrants were rescued in the past three days, the Italian Coast Guard said, as this year's arrivals already outpace...

Libyan coastguard intercepts more than a thousand migrants

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Libya's coast guard intercepted at least 1,131 migrants near the western city of Sabratha over the course of a week, a spokesman...

Break in weather lets Italian coastguard rescue boat migrants

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Some 800 migrants were plucked from flimsy rubber boats on Thursday, Italy's coastguard said, as Libya-based people smugglers took advantage of a...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...